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Teen Novels

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Ashes - Ilsa J. Bick
ISBN: 1606841750
An electromagnetic pulse flashes across the sky, destroying every electronic device, wiping out every computerized system, and killing billions.
After, Alex hiked into the woods to say good-bye to her dead parents. She meets up with Tom-a young soldier-and Ellie, a girl whose grandfather was killed by the EMP. For this improvised family and the others who are spared, it’s now a question of who can be trusted and who is no longer human.

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The Boy Who Couldn't Die - William Sleator
ISBN: 0810987902
Sixteen-year-old Ken loses his best friend in a plane crash and now he wants to be invulnerable. He finds a psychic who claims she can make him immortal for $50--if he gives up his soul. Ken agrees, but soon realizes that the psychic may be exacting a more sinister payment.

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Dust and Decay -
Jonathan Maberry
ISBN: 1442402350
Six months have passed since the terrifying battle with Charlie Pink-eye and the Motor City Hammer in the zombie-infested mountains of the Rot & Ruin. Now, after months of rigorous training with Benny’s zombie-hunter brother Tom, Benny and Nix are ready to leave their home forever. But before they even leave there is a shocking zombie attack in town, and as soon as they step into the Rot & Ruin they are pursued by the living dead, wild animals, and insane murderers.

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The Enemy - Charlie Higson
ISBN: 9781423133124
In the wake of a devastating disease, everyone sixteen and older is either dead or a decomposing, brainless creature with a ravenous appetite for flesh. Teens have barricaded themselves in buildings throughout London and venture outside only when they need to scavenge for food.

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Generation Dead -
Daniel Waters
ISBN: 142310921X
All over the country, a strange phenomenon is happening.  Some teenagers who die aren't staying dead.  Termed "living impaired" or "differently biotic," they are doing their best to fit into a society that doesn’t want them.

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Hollowland - Amanda Hocking
ISBN: 1453860959
This is the way the world ends - not with a bang or a whimper, but with zombies breaking down the back door. "Nineteen-year-old Remy King is on a mission to get across the wasteland left of America, and nothing will stand in her way - not violent marauders, a spoiled rock star, or an army of flesh-eating zombies.

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Rot and Ruin -
Jonathan Maberry
ISBN: 1442402334

In the zombie-infested, post-apocalyptic America where Benny Imura lives, every teenager must find a job by the time they turn fifteen or get their rations cut in half. Benny doesn’t want to apprentice as a zombie hunter with his boring older brother Tom, but he has no choice. He expects a tedious job whacking zombies for cash—but what he gets is a vocation that will teach him what it means to be human.


 

Adult Novels

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Autumn - David Moody
ISBN: 0312569998
the Autumn series chronicles the struggle survivors are forced to contend with in a world torn apart by a deadly disease. 99% of the population of the planet has been killed in less than 24 hours. Animated by “phase two” of some unknown contagion, the dead begin to rise.

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Brains - Robin Becker
ISBN: 0061974056
After the zombie apocalypse, can zombies and humans live together in peace and harmony? College professor-cum-zombie Jack Barnes is determined to try.

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City of the Lost - Stephen Blackmoore
ISBN: 0756407028

Joe Sunday has been a Los Angeles low-life for years, but his life gets a whole lot lower when he is killed by the rival of his crime boss-only to return as a zombie. His only hope is to find and steal a talisman that he learns can grant immortality. But, unfortunately for Joe, every other undead thug and crime boss in Los Angeles is looking for the same thing.


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Dead of Night - Jonathan Maberry
ISBN: 031255219X

A prison doctor injects a condemned serial killer with a formula designed to keep his consciousness awake while his body rots in the grave. But all drugs have unforeseen side-effects. Before he could be buried, the killer wakes up. Hungry. Infected. Contagious. This is the way the world ends.


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Handling the Undead -
John Ajvide Lindqvist
ISBN: 0312605250
Across Stockholm the power grid has gone crazy. In the morgue and in cemeteries, the recently deceased are waking up. One grandfather is alight with hope that his grandson will be returned, but one husband is aghast at what his adored wife has become.

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies -
Jane Austen; Seth Grahame-Smith
ISBN: 1594743347
A mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton-and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she’s soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy. What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers-and even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield. Can Elizabeth vanquish the spawn of Satan?

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The Reapers Are the Angels - Alden Bell
ISBN: 0805092439
Zombies have infested a fallen America, and a young girl named Temple is on the run. Haunted by her past and pursued by a killer, she moves back and forth between the insulated remnants of society and the brutal frontier beyond--seeking salvation and a place to make a home.

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Zone One - Colson Whitehead
ISBN: 0385528078
A pandemic has devastated the planet. The plague has sorted humanity into two types: the uninfected and the infected, the living and the living dead. Now the plague is receding, and Americans are busy rebuilding civilization under orders from the provisional government based in Buffalo. Their top mission: the resettlement of Manhattan.

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Zombie - J. Ross Angelella
ISBN: 9781616950880
A zombie movie-obsessed teen is forced to face a dark family secret in this shocking debut literary novel from a talented new author.

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Zombie Stories - Kelly Link; Scott Edelman; Walter Greatshell; Amelia Beamer; James Lackey; Joe McKinney; Catherynne M. Valente; Jonathan Maberry; Thomas Roche
ISBN: 159780312X

When the zombie apocalypse comes, it''s not just those crusty old folks who will struggle against the undead, it''s the young people. What happens when you come of age during the zombie apocalypse?


 

Kids Novels

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The Dead Gentleman - Matthew Cody
ISBN: 0375855963
Meet Jezebel and Tommy who must thwart the Dead Gentleman-a legendary villain whose last unconquered world is our own planet Earth, a realm where the dead stay dead. Until now. Can two kids put an end to this ancient evil and his legions of Gravewalkers?

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Grampa's Zombie BBQ -
Kirk Scroggs
ISBN: 0316059439
Grab some popcorn and Pork Cracklins and prepare yourselves for Wiley Grampa's next outrageous Creature Feature! In this adventure, Grampa's annual barbeque is crashed by hundreds of rotting residents from the Eternal Naps cemetery. You'll shake when Wiley accidentally bakes Grampa's foot to a crisp.

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My Rotten Life - David Lubar
ISBN: 076532508X
Ten-year-old Nathan Abercrombie is having a really bad day. First, Shawna Lanchester, the prettiest girl in his class, doesn’t invite him to her party. Then he gets picked last in gym class. Things couldn’t get any worse…until he gets doused with an experimental serum that turns him into a half-dead zombie

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Zombiekins - Kevin Bolger
ISBN: 159514367X
Stanley Nudelman turns the boring town of Dementedyville on its head when he buys a mysterious toy at his neighbor's yard sale. Sure, Zombiekins looks cuddly and creepy-cute - but expose him to moonlight, and strange things happen.

 

Kids Non-fiction

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Zombies - Cynthia Jenson-Elliott
ISBN: 0737735570
Examines the practice of voodoo in Haitian culture and the belief in zombies.

This publication was supported in part by Federal Library Services and Technology Act funds, awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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